WARNING: MIND THE SPOILERS!!
Jafar arrives in London and visits the asylum where Alice was and speaks with the doctor about Alice. He shows him the White Rabbit which frightens the doctor. The Red Queen visits Jafar’s tower to find him and Cyrus missing. She asks the prisoner where they are. Cyrus has climbed down the tower where he uses his magic to find Alice. Alice enters the Black Forest and walks through a portal. The Knave encounters the two bandits that Alice defeated who tell him that she has gone to the Black Forest. Alice makes it through the pitch black wood where she meets the Carpenter in the Boro Grove. As she begins to explain herself, Alice slowly forgets what she is doing there. The Red Queen continues her search for Cyrus with the intent of capturing him. The Knave soon finds Alice in Boro Grove. He notices something is odd about her. Concerned, he confronts the Carpenter and discovers that he isn’t who he appears to be. Looking around, he sees the other trees with people faces on them, twisted in agony. He finds Alice and tries to get her to leave except that she doesn’t remember her name. The Boro Grove has taken a hold of Alice as it begins to add her to its collection. The Knave tries to convince her to leave. Elsewhere, the Red Queen closes in on Cyrus. The Knave manages to break the spell of the Boro Grove while the Red Queen catches up with Cyrus at the cliff where she pushed him off. Alice and The Knave find their way out of the Grove. The Knave thanks her for releasing him from his petrified state only to be told that Anastasia/Red Queen freed him. He wants nothing to do with her and reveals to Alice that he never put her heart back in when she returned it to him. Back in Victoria, Jafar visits Alice’s father and tells him where his daughter is.Happiness seems to be fleeting everywhere Alice goes, be it in Wonderland or at home in Victoria. After losing Cyrus, Alice is returned home to her father who is now remarried. She tries to adjust to home life which isn’t going so well. She is told by her father to forget Cyrus and Wonderland but how can she. Her love for the genie is too strong. What is harder for her is she has to adjust to the fact that she has a new family. Well, stepmom makes Cinderella’s stepmother look like Dora the Explorer. She is just way too proper. Stepmom insists that Alice join her for tea. Alice crushes a glass cup in her hand. Clearly, she does not want to be part of a tea party after experiencing one with the Mad Hatter. Can you blame her? End result, daddy dearest sends his little princess to the mad house (which was the last thing she needed). Alice’s past story coincides with her experience in the Boro Grove. The Grove slowly makes one forget their troubles in exchange for happiness but it comes with a terrible price. Looking at this beautiful place full of luscious plant life, I was hoping to see the Flower Girls. I bet that they have something to do with this Grove. Well, that isn’t shown. Alice is happy for the first time ever. It was nice to see her frolicking through the garden like a silly-heart, taking a break from her quest to find Cyrus. Slowly, she begins to forget about Cyrus and soon forgets herself. Luckily, the Knave finds her and tries to make her remember who she is and Cyrus. This is a contrast to what her father wanted her to do before he sent her to the funny farm. The Knave eventually gets through to Alice and they leave the Grove. Then, the Knave drops a bombshell. After hearing from Alice that Anastasia broke the stone spell placed upon him, he reveals to Alice that he never put his heart back in after she returned it to him. Now we got a new list of questions. Who removed the Knave’s heart and where did he put it? Jafar needed Alice’s greatest weakness and he got it. With the White Rabbit, the sorcerer travels to Victoria where he speaks with the doctor who was treating Alice. The doctor plays coy with Jafar until he is shown the White Rabbit. Now doubt that is enough to get the good doctor talking as he is almost on edge as well. Jafar finds the home of Alice’s father. Whatever he has planned for him, it the Knave not be good. But can Alice really forgive her father after he turned his back on her? I wouldn’t. Cyrus finally gets to be in the spotlight as he escapes Jafar’s tower. He uses the necklace he gave her as a tracking beacon so he can find her. As he tries to find a way to get to Alice, Cyrus runs into the Red Queen who corners him at the very cliff she pushed him from. As it turns out, Jafar’s tower is on a floating island high in the sky. Jaffy’s got some serious real-estate. That explains why he needs that magic carpet. For the moment it looks like Cyrus is trapped until he dives of the cliff into the sea (very) far below. I wonder if he’ll survive. If he didn’t, that would kinda ruin things now wouldn’t it?
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